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Montreal’s venues at a glance

by Archives September 27, 2006

Bell Centre

The Bell Centre is reserved for the larger acts coming to town.

It’s not primarily used for hosting concerts, as it is the home of the Montreal Canadiens. But a couple of times a week it will be used for shows; music or otherwise.

Even at a full seating capacity of 21,273 people the sound is surprisingly good, although the intimacy of smaller concerts is lost. But that might also be the Bell Centre’s biggest asset. Because no small bands visit this venue it is always a good experience, even if you’re sharing it with 21,273 others. And it’s probably the only venue in the city where you literally feel the music vibrating through you, even at the other end of the room.

The Bell Centre’s biggest downfall lies in the ticketing prices that come with world renowned bands. If you wanna go there, you pay. This means that students on measly salaries won’t be able to go to a lot of shows.

Upcoming Shows

27/9 Megadeath
w/ Underoath

28/9 Red Hot Chili Peppers
w/ The Mars Volta

1/10 James Blunt

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